Learning Styles and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

This post is going to be somewhat different than in the past, specifically a result of the argument of the effectiveness of learning styles and if they even exist. No one mentioned e-learning which was part of the reference, specifically related to retention. Micro-learning?

3 Tips for Creating the Right Enterprise Learning Environment

Docebo

For success, you need the right environment, one that can accommodate varied learners and program components, delivering powerful experiences and program management at scale. Interactive Learning Experience – Gamification for Instant Gratification.

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Cater to Your Employees’ Learning Styles with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

Humans have the innate desire to learn. Depending upon personal preferences and abilities, people have traditionally been referred to as kinesthetic learners, visual learners and auditory learners. Which type of learner are you? Are you familiar with the three traditional learning styles (visual, kinesthetic and auditory)? If not, here’s a quick primer: visual learners comprehend concepts best by seeing them taught. Social learning.

The Importance Of Learning Styles In E-Learning

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Styles and guidelines are essential to all forms of instruction. This fact is not debated, but what is certainly questioned is the effectiveness of existing learning styles and their utility. A paper on the Concept and Evidence of Utility of Learning Styles by Harold Pashler, Mark McDaniel, Doug Rohrer and Robert Bjorg, details the evidence validating the success of existing methodologies of teaching and learning.

Unleashing Superheroes – Learning Style

Growth Engineering

This week I explore how tapping into different learning styles lets you build engaging online training for different types of learner and Unleash Superheroes in your organisation! Most of all it’s time to pack away the woolies, bring out the superhero spring wardrobe and check out this season’s styles! This week, as I dusted off my favourite seasonal superhero cape, I pondered a style dilemma of the non-fashion variety. How many styles are there?

4 Questions to Ask Your Learners to Customize Their Learner Experience

LearnDash

Adjusting your course to better fit the needs of your learners may not be as complicated as you think. Why is your learner taking your course? Keeping a learner engaged starts with focusing their attention on the reasons they signed up for your course in the first place.

How To Train Remote Employees In A Virtual Learning Environment

Obsidian Learning

Through the prism of the 10 Principles of Customer Strategy, this article examines the question of how to train remote employees in a virtual learning environment. The scale and impact of this event may never be fully appreciated, but from our view as learning and development professionals one thing is clear: for some time to come there will be limited in-person training, coaching and mentoring and more online, virtual, digital training, coaching and mentoring.

Differentiated Instruction and Corporate Training: Accommodating Diverse Learning Styles in the Workplace

ReadyTech

In other words, n obody learns in the same way or at the same pace. Everyone can learn—but just not in the same manner. Carol Ann Tomlinson, a leader in differentiated instruction and a professor of educational leadership, foundations and policy at the University of Virginia, defines this type of instruction as the need to consider students’ individual learning styles in order to create the best learning experience possible.

Learning styles and fixed ideas

Sticky Learning

Over the last few months I've read a number of blog posts about learning styles (see references at end of post). So, do learning styles exist? for what it matters, I'm in the 'no they don't' camp) However, this post isn't so much about whether or not they exist, rather I'm more interested in why people believe so strongly that learning styles indicators do in fact provide a measure of how an individual learns best. Where am I coming from?

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Random Thoughts on 3D Learning Environments

Kapp Notes

When we pause to consider this fact it is almost impossible to imagine how much change this technology has brought to Society, Business and Learning and how much more it will bring. Similarly, as we enter the age of the immersive internet, or 3D internet, it is equally impossible to underestimate the impact the 3D web will have on learning, business and society. Think about it, the internet is just over 5500 days old.

Stop Worrying About Generation Z,Start Thinking About Learner Preferences

TalentLMS

A comfortable learning environment for your learners can boost engagement and increase completion rates. But what exactly makes a learning environment comfy? In this post, we’ll break down the major types of training styles that your individual learners might prefer – and how to cater to them. Learner Preferences: the key to a comfortable learning environment. The different types of learners and their preferences.

Creating Custom Learning Programs for Online Learners

Hurix Digital

At present, wisdom is considered to be the ability to perceive and learn. . And do you know what has facilitated this unique form of learning? . Here’s a set of tips to create learning programs for online learners- Determine Different Learning Preferences.

Consider Generational Learning Styles and Tools

Kapp Notes

Teachers, trainers and other educators tend to teach in the same style and format in which they have been taught. In the mid-1960s and early 1970's efforts were made to have open classrooms and more group work within the learning environment but by that time, the majority of baby boomers had graduated from high school and moved onto college. As our learner's experiences change, our approaches to transferring knowledge have to change.

Recommended Research: Constructivism & Learning Technology

Adobe Captivate

Last week, we had an awesome virtual class on how to implement an effective gamification strategy within a corporate learning environment! In class, we briefly touched on some learning theories and research related to constructivism and the effective use of technology, games and gamification within the overall learning environment. A great explanation of what constructivism is, what helps us learn, and what learning truly is.

Adaptive Learning – The Future of Workplace Training For Modern Learners

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Today, a number of organizations are shifting towards Learning Management Software (LMS) that provides a better adaptive platform for efficient learning. The prime aim is to enable organizational workforce to learn at their own pace, as per their convenience of time and location. Adaptive e-learning approach helps to collect relevant data from the user via effective learning strategy. Features of Adaptive Learning. Learning on the go.

MOOCs Treat All Learners the Same

Your Training Edge

Read the previous article: People Don’t Learn as Well Online. All learners are different. They have different learning styles and preferences, different needs and different questions. For education to be effective and engaging, it needs to be adaptable for the needs of individual learners. MOOCs treat all learners the same, and a one-size-fits-all approach works just as well for education as it does for clothing, which is not well at all.

Learning Thursday #4: Is Constructivism an Effective Approach to Instructional Design?

Adobe Captivate

Learning Thursday is a blog series that features a new L&D article every other week along with discussion points. Check out the last Learning Thursday here. Last October, I posted a list of articles related to constructivism and the effective use of technology, games and gamification within the learning environment. At its core, constructivism seeks to actively involve the learner in a process of meaning and knowledge construction.

eLearning in a Geodesic World

Integrated Learnings

I recently had the privilege to attend a two-day workshop conducted by Dave Meier , the author of “ The Accelerated Learning Handbook.” Mr. Meier challenged us to always focus our material on how the learner can build his or her own learning. For eLearning, it shifts our paradigm from a course being a learning “event” to creating an entire learning environment in which the eLearning course is only a piece of the learning. By Dean Hawkinson.

Customize an Online Learning Experience: 4 Questions to Ask Your Learners

SkyPrep

Customizing your learner’s experience, will allow you to tap into your learners’ motivation, and give you the ability to support your learner through their struggles and moments where they may be feeling stumped. 1) What are your learner’s goals and motivations?

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How To Help Employees Balance Work and Learning: 3 Tips To Support Learners

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Technology-aided learning programs allow employees to work on a more flexible schedule as it provides the flexibility of time and location. The learner needs to have considerable personal organization and study skills to engage in fruitful e-learning. With the aim of gaining professional excellence, most employees are willing to engage in lifelong learning, if only they find a way to manage work and learning commitments. e-Learning

Constructivism 10: More Mindtools

The E-Learning Curve

Learning is not restricted to formal learning environments, and that learners can acquire sophisticated skills and advanced knowledge in natural learning situations. Computer-based technologies can be used as "mindtools" to immerse learners in a Cognitive Web. Continue Reading → The post Constructivism 10: More Mindtools appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Constructivism 9: Mindtools

The E-Learning Curve

Mindtools are computer-based tools and learning environments that have been adapted or developed to function as intellectual partners with the learner in order to engage and facilitate critical thinking and higher order learning. Mindtools are knowledge construction tools that learners learn with, not from. Continue Reading → The post Constructivism 9: Mindtools appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

[Free Webinar #2!] Convert Classroom Training to Blended Learning Using Your Creativity and Adobe Technology

Adobe Captivate

If you just can’t get enough of blended learning, come to my keynote session at ATD’s New England Area Conference on March 29. Convert Classroom Training To Blended Learning Using Your Creativity & Adobe Technology. Blended learning is a common buzz phrase in L&D, and it’s one that deserves attention. You may mix and match many delivery formats in order to create a learning environment that is engaging and cost-effective.

The Profile of an e-Learner: It pays to know your learner better

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Technology-aided learning has found a strong foothold in corporate learning in the past decade or so. This success has motivated companies and professionals to identify ways of increasing the impact and effectiveness of e-learning. Research in education is focusing n instructional designs and learning methodologies that can be implemented to increase the effectiveness of e-learning. Learning styles and Thinking styles: Identify what describes your learner best.

That’s not my style: Learning preferences and instructional design

Obsidian Learning

In a recent blog post published by the New York Times , Anna North noted that the concept of “learning styles” is still prevalent among educators, even though there is little empirical research to support it. In fact, students preparing to be teachers are often taught about “learning styles” in their courses. Let’s take a look at what the research literature has to say on “learning styles” and how they apply to instruction.

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “From Practice Fields to Communities of Practice”

Adobe Captivate

There have been radical shifts in thinking in recent years that have resulted in the study of social and cultural factors that influence learning. Situative perspectives typically consider the practice of and learning of a subject to be closely related processes, rather than two independent focuses. The text explores how to create a more supportive learning environment for students and what it means to learn as a member of a social group or community.

Learning by Influence or Influence to Learn?

Origin Learning

When it comes to learning and development and skills enhancement, organizations prefer to look for tangible outcomes. The flow and schedule of training programs in enterprises are done keeping in mind the measure of performance, productivity and how the learnings impact business. If time, energy, and effort allocation are key factors, the cost-benefit assessment that becomes the core of a learning architecture, is what defines the design and structure of the workplace learning.

[Free Webinar!] Convert Classroom Training To Blended Learning Using Your Creativity & Adobe Technology

Adobe Captivate

If you subscribe to the Learning Thursday blog series, you may have figured out from a recent article that I like blended learning. Blending learning allows us to deliver an experience that is tailored to students’ learning styles and preferences. I’ll facilitate a free virtual session about blended learning on April 2 at 9AM Pacific. Convert Classroom Training To Blended Learning Using Your Creativity & Adobe Technology.

THE EVOLUTION OF LEARNING

Origin Learning

Learning” by itself is a more personal endeavor towards gaining the required knowledge. learning, based on the demands of the land. In Asia, since many countries were part of the British regime, learning was more oriented towards getting the basic education that could get one a job in a government department. Gone are the days when learners simply absorbed resources that the teacher gave them one-sidedly.

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Your Employees are Desperate for Differentiated Learning

Docebo

As industries become more innovative, technology-driven, and personalized, enterprise learning strategies must adapt in ways that enable talent and their unique skill sets to contribute as much to the organization as possible. Learning that is not tailored to different roles, generations and learning styles will guarantee learning environments rife with disengaged learners who don’t feel like they’re being developed effectively.

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Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? by Barbara on March 28, 2011 in Instructional Design , performance support Accelerated Learning Mind Map While I was taking classes in curriculum design, we discussed, at great length, different learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. But now I wanted to find out more about Accelerated Learning.

Engaging New and Young Learners

Vignettes Learning

Have you ever wondered what a young learner’s first impressions are of the learning industry? Joining me this week is guest blogger and Vignettes Learning research associate Francesca Jimenez, discussing her first-time experiences and insights that connect to her experience as a young learner. I hope we all learn something from what she shares below. However these everyday skills and knowledge can be learned experientially and through routine.

Learning theories

Ed App

Five Current Learning Theories. Learning theories unpack complex cognitive processes and provide useful mental models for educators to structure and design courses around, while also providing insights on best practice during and after learning experiences. Freedom to learn.

Engage Passive Learners

CLO Magazine

To initiate and sustain behavioral change, motivate these learners to engage with their learning environment in a deep and personal way. Passive learners quietly take in new information and knowledge, but they typically don’t engage with the information they get. The prevalence of passive behavior has made increasing and facilitating active learning one of the learning leader’s biggest challenges.

4 Ways Sales Training Participants Are Different than Other Learners

Training Industry

Exercises that give trainees the opportunity to strategize with their own accounts make for a more invested learner. The Training Must Come from One of Their Own For the majority of trainees, a training specialist is fully capable of facilitating efficient learning. Being on top is a natural motivator, while learning for the sake of learning is probably less thrilling for them—especially when it involves being lectured to inside a classroom.

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7 powerful teaching strategies for engaged corporate learners

eFront

A great teacher can make or break a subject for a learner. I’m sure you remember a tutor from your college days who could fill you with enthusiasm for the most mundane of subjects and made you want to learn more. You want your corporate learners to have the same enthusiasm, energy and excitement from the content on your online learning platform. It’s All About The Learner. Every learner is unique. However, learning by oneself can be extremely hard.

Preparing for the Next Generation Workforce – Who Are Millennials?

Infopro Learning

There is a push towards the integration of technology in training environments to enhance the learning experience, but no set limit, no defined structure, no curated approach that tells us how far we can go, or how creative we can get when leveraging technology for training. The tech savvy, next generation workforce, is a provoking force whose learning habits, characteristics, styles and expectations can guide innovation in corporate training. Learning Strategy